LAST IN LINE has released two videos, a lyric video for “Blame It On Me” and a music video for “Starmaker” in tribute to the memory of bassist Jimmy Bain, who passed away at the age of 68 this weekend. Both videos were scheduled for release prior to Bain’s passing and his excitement for the world to experience these new songs has caused the band to decide to move ahead with their release.
The lyric video for “Blame It On Me” can be seen here:
Loudwire.com also premiered the lyric video for the song as word of Jimmy’s passing circulated. The video for “Starmaker” can be seen here:
Yesterday, 1st of February, Vinny Appice posted on the band’s Official Facebook Page:
Jimmy Bain – friend, brother and band mate passed away on Saturday January 23, 2016.
The Medical Examiner report states the official cause of death was lung cancer.
Jimmy didn’t know he had lung cancer, but he did know he had pneumonia and was receiving treatment for it.
This didn’t stop him or slow him down, we had four rehearsals 4 hours a day, then a flight to Miami for The Def Leppard Rock Cruise. A pre-sail gig and sound check was scheduled for the following day. At the gig Jimmy played great and even sang that night while holding a heavy bass guitar on his back, never complaining or asking for help.
Next day we preceded to board the cruise ship for a 5 day voyage of which we were scheduled to play Sunday the 4th day. That gig never happened as Jimmy passed away in his cabin the night before, we were devastated.
Jimmy was a trooper, he gave his all to the band he loved, the music he loved and the fans.He didn’t want to let anyone down. I don’t know anyone that would have attempted this schedule while being this sick and not feeling well, a trooper.
He was so happy and proud of the new album we recorded, it so unfortunate and sad he didn’t live to see it released. We were all looking forward to being on the road and playing together again, there was such a magic between us.
Our prayers go out to his family and so many friends and fans who will miss the amazing person that was Jimmy Bain.
“Blame It On Me” and “Starmaker” come from the debut album Heavy Crown. The record is slated for release worldwide on February 19th via Frontiers Music SRL. The band released an official video last November for the song “Devil In Me” that has been viewed over 223,000 times since. The video for that song can be seen here:
The track listing for Heavy Crown is:
1. Devil In Me
4. Burn This House Down
5. I Am Revolution
6. Blame It On Me
7. In Flames (Bonus Track)*
8. Already Dead
9. Curse The Day
10. Orange Glow
11. Heavy Crown
12. The Sickness
*Available on Deluxe Edition only ,which also includes a bonus DVD with “Devil In Me”, “Starmaker” song videos and an in depth “making of” documentary
Last In Line formed in 2012 when original Dio band members reunited to pay tribute to the memory of Ronnie James Dio who passed away in 2010. The band took their name from the legendary Dio album that guitarist Vivian Campbell, bassist Jimmy Bain and drummer Vinny Appice all performed on. While playing that original material, they started to write and create new songs that would later beoce the debut Heavy Crown. They tapped newcomer Andrew Freeman to handle the vocal duties and the nucleus for Last In Line was created.